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It seems like we’ve been hearing Jonah Hill talk about turning Fox’s late-’80s cop series 21 Jump Street into a big-screen action comedy for years. Well, we finally have our first look at the red band trailer for the flick, set to come out on March 16 from Columbia Pictures, thanks to the movie’s Facebook page.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, the adaptation/remake was penned by Hill and Michael Bacall, who co-wrote Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Hill and Channing Tatum star as a pair of baby-faced cops who wind up in a special unit tasked with infiltrating high schools and stopping crime. The trailer reveals not only a few details of a drug ring, but also shows off some performances by Ice Cube, Ellie Kemper, Rob Riggle and Nick Offerman.
The original series ran from 1987 to 1991, and starred Johnny Depp along with Holly Robinson, Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco, among others. It was a huge hit for Fox, a new network at the time. A mix of comedy, action and drama the series tackled topics like drug and alcohol use, suicide and violence in schools. Depp will appear in the silver screen version in an as-yet-unrevealed role.